In Case You Missed It: July 2023 Recap of “The Tim Ferriss Show” (#688)

Welcome to another episode of The Tim Ferriss Show, where it is my job to deconstruct world-class performers to tease out the routines, habits, et cetera that you can apply to your own life. 

This is a special inbetweenisode, which serves as a recap of the episodes from last month. It features a short clip from each conversation in one place so you can easily jump around to get a feel for the episode and guest.

See it as a teaser. Something to whet your appetite. If you like what you hear, you can of course find the full episodes below or at

Please enjoy! 


The 80/20 Principle Author Richard Koch: 00:03:14:08

Meditation Teacher Jack Kornfield: 00:12:32:21

Video Game Developer John Romero: 00:22:23:12

Investor Bill Gurley: 00:29:27:09

Included episodes:

Richard Koch — Revisiting the 80/20 Principle, The Power of Optimistic Journaling, Studying History to Improve Investing, and The Grand Beliefs of Winners (Plus: The Toxic Beliefs of Losers) (#680)

Jack Kornfield — How to Reduce Anxiety and Polish the Lens of Consciousness (#684)

Doom Legend John Romero — The Path to Prolific Innovation and Making 130+ Games, How to Find the Soul of the Work, Audacious Ambition, and Building in Monk Mode (#681)

Bill Gurley Interviews Tim Ferriss — Reflecting on 20+ Years of Life and Business Experiments (#682)

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In Case You Missed It: July 2023 Recap of “The Tim Ferriss Show” (#688)

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2 Replies to “In Case You Missed It: July 2023 Recap of “The Tim Ferriss Show” (#688)”

  1. Hi Tim, I hope my comment finds you well! I’m reaching out with the goal of 1) adding a tick to the number of uncomfortable conversations I’m willing to have, 2) sending you my appreciation for your book “The 4-Hour Workweek”, and 3) pitching you a business idea that will spread the teachings of your book to more people and lead people to purchase more of your books.

    I don’t know how I can even begin to express my appreciation for you and your books. On my nightstand are Tribe of Mentors, Tools of Titans, and The 4-Hour Workweek. Since reading The Pathless Path by Paul Millerd and now reading The 4-Hour Workweek, I have quit my job and started my own business. I explained to my husband how I feel right now in life as if I’m at the eye doctor, and they just switched me from what felt like a clear view, “A”, to an even clearer view, “B.” I finally align with where I’m supposed to be in life.

    I’ve been a follower of yours since I worked for Brené Brown in 2018, but experience in life has helped the knowledge you share resonate more. My goal is to help more people feel the same way I do, and I have an idea that may help that happen. If your schedule allows you to take 15 minutes to connect with me, I’d be grateful for that opportunity. If not, no worries – I’m just proud of myself for having an uncomfortable conversation and am glad I got to express my gratitude to you.

    Now on to The Eagles, who are on their last tour. My late mama was their biggest fan, and knowing how badly I wanted to go to the concert with my mom, my husband bought my dad and me tickets. I hope to get them to shout out to my mama during their concert – fingers crossed!

    I hope life continues bringing you all the happiness and time you have helped give others!

  2. Hi Tim,

    I’m (what feels like) a lifelong listener and I’m so grateful to have heard your conversations with wide ranging figures covering a huge breadth of interests. I’m especially appreciative to hear you open up and be more outwardly vulnerable about some of your challenging personal experiences and growth. Thank you for sharing. 

    Balancing parenthood & ambition is one topic that I am so eager to hear about which hasn’t been discussed in a big way. Do any of your guests hold family as the number one priority and if so, how do they balance that with their personal and professional ambitions?

    I am a relatively new father (I have a three old daughter and another baby on the way). My most important priority is being present for my wife and children, but that seems to be directly at odds with my own personal & professional ambitions. These seemingly directly competing forces have put me in what feels like a bit of cognitive paralysis. 

    I know there must be many others in my situation who would be thrilled to hear your thoughts or the experiences of your guests who are parents who have navigated this unique time period in our lives. 

    Appreciate you!